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Chez Nanou
Chez Nanou

Chez Nanou Details

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Website: http://www.cheznanoumadison.com
  • Phone: (608) 283-4266
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 9:00am -2:00pm.
    Lunch: Wednesday - Thursday - Friday 11:00am - 2:00pm.
    Dinner: Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday 6:00pm - 9:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Anne-Marie (Nanou) Rieunier
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Preparation and delivery of Appetizers, Entrees and Desserts. We also offer a choice of Charcuterie and Cheese plates.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: S Livingston St
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Chez Nanou
Whether you are having a family event or just a dinner with friends, we can prepare and deliver a delicious meal with a choice of French wines. Enjoy Crêpes, galettes Bretonnes (gluten free) quiches, croque-monsieur,soups, salads and desserts...Try our Lavender Crème Brûlée, and also the day's special - Boeuf Bourguignon, Poulet Basquaise, Tartiflette, Pot-au-Feu, etc...Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Chez Nanou is a delightful tiny restaurant with French specialties, well-prepared. Don't miss their hot chocolate if it's chilly out!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "First visit and we enjoyed 3 different crepe choices, savory and sweet, and all were very good. Very nice Rose from Provence. Pleasant, relaxed, comfy place for light food."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Delicious food and focused on service I highly recommend this restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "This is classic French cooking: every ingredient was fresh and tasty, and the dishes were uncluttered with culinary tricks or trendy ingredients. The menu offers salads, soups, a couple stews, and savory crepes. And then sweet crepes for dessert. Brief but good wine list. And surprisingly inexpensive given the high quality."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "A very special, authentic French Cafe with charming wait staff and a Chef who makes the experience real. We were treated to a delicious meal with such care and kindness - The piece de la resistance was the lemon curd tart - it was as good as it could be (as were two other deserts) - I dare say Paris has no better! All in all, I would highly recommend Chez Nanou for the food, service and ambience. To those who love French food, Madison has a gem - you have to give it a try!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Very nice French bistro on Williamson St. in Madison. Great brunch, interesting crepes and other options. Chef came and talked to all patrons and she was charming. Had the savory and sweet ctepes. Lovrd them all. We will return!!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The chef came to talk to us in French, which is pretty cool. The service is super slow, the portions are small, and overall it is very expensive given the amount of food you get."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This charming little cafes' dinner hours are 6:00-9:00pm. We were greeted warmly by the hostess who also was the wait-staff. There was a limited menu that Saturday night, but we still had 2 options for every course. The baked French onion soup was delicious, as was my husbands the orange pear salad. Both of us ordered the grilled salmon and we were not disappointed. The lemon tart and lavender crème boule were delicate and delicious. The chef, also the owner, delighted us with her presence a couple of times. Though her English is limited, she communicated with us via the hostess. It is clear, she takes great pride in her establishment and the wonderful food she serves."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We visited Chez Nanou for their Wednesday Night special dinner highlighting a region of France, and were not disappointed. The food was wonderful and plentiful, the wine selection they recommended was perfect, and our server could not have been better. The chef came out after dinner to have us try a special sorbet he whipped up, and it was also delicious! They did not rush us and it was a fun and relaxing evening. We cannot wait to go back and try their regular menu."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Try the French hot chocolate! It can transform the day. The crepes were also delicious."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My dining friend prefers Italian food, however he ordered the daily special and was very pleased."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We attempted to eat here on 2/14/14, however, it took them 15 minutes to seat us (with reservations). There were 2 open tables when we arrived. They were down one wait person, but they had 2 staff serving for 10-12 tables. The people behind us were seated first, received water, and salads; we were ignored for 30 minutes when we finally sat down. The second couple behind us left within 5 minutes of being seated after receiving the same treatment we did. We followed suit. I understand that this place is French, laid back, etc. However, we have been to Toulouse & Paris and were never treated this poorly. Note that this place is a renovated house, living room is the dining area. (Note: food is rated poor in order to complete the review)."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "From a tiny kitchen an abundance of excellent food! We felt transported to southern France with every mouthful. On a cold Wisconsin evening we experienced the warmth of friendship and the special ambiance that comes from Nanou's caring about her ingredients and her diners. A pleasure in every way."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Nice French dinner. Great crepe menu Wine list was very poor but inexpensive around $35"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "This little storefront cafe is a Neighborhood Gem. The food is the star attraction: my omelette was among the best I've ever eaten. I find myself looking forward to my next time there. The service is friendly. Be sure to allow plenty of time to enjoy your meal."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "Delicious French Bistro food. Limited menu options but what they have is done well, wonderfully prepared and delicious! Will return again soon."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Had dinner during the Christmas holiday week. A small, cozy dinner room. The food is excellent and authentic, especially the crepes. The desserts were home made and delicious. The only dissapointment was that hard cider was not available that evening. to completement the crepes."
    Dined on 12/27/2013